Found August 29, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
The Globe and Mail's Eric Duhatschek spoke with Sidney Crosby at the conclusion of Hockey Canada's Olympic orientation camp in Calgary. While Crosby is no longer a "kid," the gentleman who scored Canada's "golden goal" in 2010 suggested that he's approaching the 2014 Olympics from a very different perspective: “If I look back to last time, I was probably more in awe and trying to learn from those guys,” Crosby said after the 72-hour orientation camp came to a close with a farewell dinner that also included the women’s Olympic hockey team. “I don’t think [taking on a leadership role] is a conscious decision you make, it’s just a natural progression. You played on the team before; you understand things a little better. It’s a comfort level. It’s a totally different mindset … going into your first Olympic camp and your second.” Continue reading "Sidney Crosby’s no longer an Olympic ‘kid’"

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